Why does my turkey taste like ham?

    Is my palate so inexperienced that it doesn’t know what turkey — and ham, for that matter — tastes like? Could it be that after all the mysterious processing, sliced smoked turkey and sliced ham would be hard to differentiate?

    I asked my co-worker: “Bob, why does my turkey taste like ham? to which he laughed at me and exclaimed, “Your turkey tastes like ham?! …Well, anyway.” This is Classic Bob. He’s one of the nicest people in the newsroom, but I’ve yet to get a clear, concise answer from him — a man who has worked with words for over 30 years.

    So I took it a step further and asked him to try a piece of my sandwich meat. He did so and said, “Uh huh, yeah, that’s turkey.”

    “Really? Well then what does ham taste like?” I asked.

    “Well, it’s just different, Minal. Ham just has a different taste,” he said.


    One Response to “Why does my turkey taste like ham?”

    1. 1 gabe Says:

      i read this when you originally posted it, and i re-read it on here tonight. HILARIOUS. i miss that bob and his nonanswers.

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